Evaluation of intrauterine abnormalities in infertile patients by sonohysterography

Alatas C., Aksoy E., Akarsu C., Yakin K., Aksoy S., Hayran M.

HUMAN REPRODUCTION, vol.12, no.3, pp.487-490, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/humrep/12.3.487
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-490
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of sonohysterography in the detection of abnormalities of the uterine cavity in infertile patients, compared with other diagnostic methods, Transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography, hysterosalpingography and finally hysteroscopy were performed in 37 patients with primary and 25 patients with secondary infertility, Suspected uterine anomalies were also confirmed by laparoscopy, Transvaginal ultrasonography and hysterosalpingography were able to detect 36.3 and 72.7% of uterine pathologies respectively, Sonohysterography was able to detect all the anomalies except for a single endometrial polyp (90.3%), However, there was no significant difference between the diagnostic capabilities of these methods, We recommend the use of sonohysterography as an easy, cheap and noninvasive method for the diagnosis of intrauterine pathologies in infertile patients.